Job Title: Technical Director, IAASB
James Gunn was named Technical Director of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) in March 2009. In his role, Mr. Gunn manages and oversees the work of the IAASB, including all IAASB projects and its strategic and operational activities. As Technical Director, Mr. Gunn plays a pivotal role in building positive relationships with external stakeholders.
Mr. Gunn joined the International Federation of Accountants in September 2002 and was appointed Deputy Director of the IAASB in March 2006. In this capacity, his responsibilities included overseeing the IAASB’s Clarity Project and monitoring the standard-setting activities of the major national auditing standard setters. Prior to this, between 1993 and 2002, Mr. Gunn worked at KPMG’s Canadian Assurance Practice and its Department of National Assurance and Professional Practice. He has extensive experience in audit and other assurance services, including those in connection with a number of significant capital market financing transactions. He has also lectured on the subject of auditing for several years.
Mr. Gunn is a Chartered Accountant in Canada. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.